Nov 16, 2012 8:00am PST
follow the facts. we do not share outside the justice department, outside the fbi the facts of ongoing investigations. we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. >> let's jump right in and bring in our friday morning political power panel. we have jackie kucinich political reporter for "usa today", democratic strategist blake zeb and msnbc contributor robert trainum. great to have you all here. we just heard from congressman king earlier today saying the general was asked right off the top whether the affair had an impact on his testimony. he said no. they moved on. but are all indications then that the affair is now a side note and lawmakers are truly focused on what took place in benghazi and the intelligence they have now? >> this very minute, yeah. i think that's the case. will that remain the focus? i don't know. because there's a lot of questions still out there about petraeus and his relationship with his biographer as well as joe kelly in tampa. and general allen. i mean, there are a lot of moving parts here.
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
that i have a lot of confidence generally in the fbi. and they've got a difficult job. it is also possible that had we been told, then you'd be sitting here asking a question about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> while the president withholds judgment, the investigation process is already under scrutiny on capitol hill. the heads of the fbi and the cia, the agenting head right now, mike morel met with them. he's sifting through e-mails between general john allen and jill kelley. it came to light after kelley began receiving anonymous messages in may. thinking she was being stalked, kelley flagged an fbi agent she knew, now identified as fred are dr frederick humphries. a hand full of e-mails between kelley and allen were flagged as inappropriate. however, this source insists there was no affair. allen who has denied any wrongdoing and an affair and whose nomination as supreme commander in europe is on hold has pledged to cooperate with the investigation. meanwhile, the fbi is still trying to wrap up the petraeus incident. they're looking through potential
Nov 15, 2012 4:00pm EST
who triggered the fbi petraeus probe revealed. we're getting new information about who this veteran agent is and how he got involved. and a storm victim struggling to stay warm with no power for weeks gets a personal visit from the president of the united states. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we've got breaking news. we're getting new information about what then-cia director david petraeus knew about the benghazi attack and when he knew it. let's get right to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, what are you learning? >> wolf, i have just spoken to someone, a long-standing source who has spoken to david petraeus. this is someone on his level professionally. this person is directly familiar from petraeus with his thinking, with petraeus' thinking about what he will tell congress tomorrow about the benghazi attacks. david petraeus wants to tell congress that he knew almost immediately after the september 11th attacks that the group ansar al sharia, that al qaeda sympathizing
Nov 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
. >> requests by fox news to find out when paula broadwell knew she was the subject of an fbi investigation and whether it was before the attack in benghazi there maybe no comment from the fbi, shep. >> shepard: all right, catherine. you are learning more about what general petraeus said in that closed door meeting? >> well, shep, fox news has told the former cia director david petraeus insisted at least twice during the classified hearings friday that the cia memo about the attack included the term al qaeda and there was tremendous pressure to get at the talking points and not to quote relitigate every issue. reviewed by the deputies committee which includes appointees from the white house as well as under secretaries from defense state officials from the cia as well as the miller. i don't have any comment on that one way or the other. i frankly cannot speak to that at all. the cia may have some comment later today or the dni may have some comment later today with regard to the time line on the talking points. >> that said, today there was no response on the time line from the dni. the nat
Nov 15, 2012 3:00am PST
papers." "the new york times," the fbi agent who initiated the investigation that led to the discovery of cia director david petraeus's affair has been identified as frederick humphries. humphries began the investigation after jill kelley complained of harassing e-mails which later turned out to be paula broadwell, the biographer. humphries is a veteran agent who has helped investigate high-profile terror suspects like the so-called millennium bomber. >>> "washington post," nearly 50 million people in the united states are in poverty. up from last year, according to the census. a new formula shows more people relying on safety nets as higher costs of living and medical expenses sent poverty members upward. california, the district of columbia, arizona, florida and georgia top the list of places with the highest levels of poverty. >> from our parade of papers, "the cedar rapids gazette," fema may need to request a congressional bailout as flood claims from sandy quadruple capacity. it's a fema subsidiary and claims from sandy could top $12 billion. the program's essentially the country'
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm PST
, saying the justice department did not tell the white house about the fbi's investigation because it was determined that national security was never at risk. >>> today, president obama got a first-hand look at parts of new york city devastated by super storm sandy. he met with local officials and residents struggling to get their lives and homes back together. the president vowed federal agencies will be involved in the rebuilding effort. >>> the fda is investigating the dietary supplement five hour energy after receiving reports of 13 deaths by consumers who may have used it. this does not mean the supplement played any role. however, the agency says three deaths may have preliminary link. five hour energy contains caffeine and other ingredients. >> thanks very much. >>> we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helpin
Nov 19, 2012 1:00pm PST
this a serial killer but not ruling it out and gone to the fbi with help of a profiler to track a murderer who committed three murders within miles of each other. is the murder of another brooklyn store owner the work of a serial killer? that's because ballistic tests showed the same .22-caliber gun used in the murder of three store owners. first victim, 65 years old killed in july. in august, another shop owner gunned down inside the store. here at the scene the police found the body inside the store friday night. they say he was shot three times in the head and torso. in this case, as in the two others, law enforcement sources say each body was covered with clothes or merchandise. police are not ruling out a potential hate crime. two of the victims they described as jewish. one was egyptian. also possible link in police commissioner says none of the three stores had surveillance cameras. >> here you have three stores where the proprietor is there by himself, no cameras in any of these stores. so you would have to speculate that some sort of reconnaissance was going on, i would say, before th